Frequently Asked Questions about Theatre. General,
resource periodicals, mail order,
and bookstore information. Frequently-
discussed composer, musical, and performer information. And ticket
information for Broadway and London theatre.
This FAQ about theatre was compiled and written by
aku@leland.Stanford.EDU (Andrew Chia-Tso Ku) with numerous
contributions by others.
Welcome to the rec.arts.theatre Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ)/Informational posting! If you are a newcomer to r.a.t,
you are strongly encouraged to at least scan the table of contents
of this and the two subsequent FAQ postings before asking a
If you have any comments or corrections, please let us know.
A number of people have contributed to the FAQ; several of them
have indicated an interest in fielding comments themselves. These
people have their email addresses indicated at the top of their
sections, like this: [, comments: ].
Comments about all other sections should be addressed to me at
THE REC.ARTS.THEATRE FAQ/INFORMATIONAL POSTING
[MB] Myra Bronstein firstname.lastname@example.org
[SB] M.S. Burton email@example.com
[JAC] Jon Alan Conrad firstname.lastname@example.org
[DF] David Fristrom email@example.com
[AK] Andrew Ku firstname.lastname@example.org
[ELN] Elizabeth Lear Newman email@example.com
[SP] Scott Putterman firstname.lastname@example.org
[DS] Desiree Sy email@example.com
[RC] Ruth Cross firstname.lastname@example.org
[HG] Harry Gold email@example.com
[TDK] Tom Dale Keever firstname.lastname@example.org
[DK] Dave Kehs email@example.com
[ML] Michael Lara firstname.lastname@example.org
[PJS] Peter John Sill email@example.com
[RS] Richard Sucgang firstname.lastname@example.org
[LW] Linda Wiley email@example.com
[AW] Alan Woods firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright (c) 1995 by the aforementioned authors. Use and
copying of this information are permitted, as long as:
a) no fees or compensation are charged for use, copies or
access to this information.
b) this copyright notice, with author list, is included intact.
Gianmarco Baldini, Faith Burwasser, Brian Evans, Gary Watson,
Melinda D Hart, David Pirmann, Stuart Goldstone, Melissa Bammel
Adam Feldman, Scott Morris
- 1.1 About the rec.arts.theatre. hierarchy
- Welcome to rec.arts.theatre.* hierarchy, devoted to discussion of ...
- 1.2 What other theatre-related newsgroups exist?
- 1.3 What is the correct spelling of theatre/theater? [AW/ELN]
- [AW]: Francis Hodge published an article about this in THEATRE ...
- 1.4 What is a cast recording?
- This really isn't a FAQ, but misuse of the term
- 1.5 Where is the FAQ archived?
- This FAQ is available at the following locations by anonymous ftp:...
- 1.6.1 Musicals
- Lyrics to some popular musicals: ftp://ftp.std.com/archives/...
- 1.6.2 Gilbert & Sullivan
- SAVOYNET Archive: ftp://diamond.idbsu.edu/...
- 1.6.3 Shakespeare Plays
- At Dartmouth:...
- 1.6.4 Other
- CMU English Server: gopher://english-server.hss.cmu.edu/...
- 1.7 What should I wear to ?
- There are no dress codes at theaters - you can wear whatever you like....
- 18.104.22.168 Gateway mailing lists for rec.arts.theatre. newsgroups
- If you do not have access to the Usenet newsgroups, you ...
- 22.214.171.124 Specialized performers/shows/composers
- LISTNAME ...
- 126.96.36.199 Stagecraft
- Send a message to: email@example.com ...
- 188.8.131.52 Cast Recordings
- For discussion of cast recordings, there is a mailing ...
- 2.2.2 World Wide Web (WWW) Pages [AK]
- Please note that due to space limitations, I am not ...
- 2.2.3 Archives on LES MIZ, PHANTOM, MISS SAIGON
- A representative of the management company handling these shows ...
- 2.3 Further Information On Bitnet/Internet Resources
- Deborah Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Martha Vander Kolk (email@example.com),...
- 3. Theatre Periodicals
- [SB, comments: firstname.lastname@example.org]...
- 4.1 Mail Orders: Hard-To-Find Theatre Recordings
- [AK, DK comments: email@example.com]...
- 4.2 Theatre Souvenirs And Posters
- *One Shubert ...
- 5.1 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: New York
- [NETB] = [Not Exclusively Theater Books, but has above-average ...
- 5.2 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Ontario
- Theatrebooks (NEW LOCATION!)...
- 5.3 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: California
- Drama Books,...
- 5.4 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Washington, D.C.
- 5.5 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Boston
- 5.6 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Chicago
- Act I Bookstore - 312-348-...
- 5.7 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Providence, RI
- ACCIDENT OR ...
- 5.8 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: England
- Samuel French, Inc/...
- 5.9 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Netherlands
- International Theatre ...
- 5.10 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: Spain
- F.A.E., Llibres i utils de l'espectacle, ...
- 5.11 Theatre Drama-Related Bookstores: France
- 6.1.1 Theatre Shows To Date
- LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE - Boublil and Schonberg's first musical,...
- 6.1.2 Current Theatre Projects
- Boublil/Schonberg are currently working on a musical version of ...
- 6.1.3 Theatre Recordings, Videos, Books, etc.
- *LA REVOLUTION ...
- 6.1.4 Miss Saigon magazine
- Sun And
- 6.2 Andrew Lloyd Webber
- 6.2.1 Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre Shows To Date
- Each title is followed by name of lyricist....
- 6.2.2 Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre Current Projects
- SUNSET BOULEVARD - ALW's musical version of the Billy Wilder movie ...
- 6.2.3 Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre Recordings Of Shows
- *JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR ...
- 6.2.4 Andrew Lloyd Webber: Other Recordings/Compilations
- 6.2.5 The Phantom Of The Opera Tour Dates
- Touring schedule by city in alphabetical ...
- 6.2.6 Jesus Christ Superstar Tour Dates
- As posted by YWMU07A@prodigy.com (Gretchen Armato). The source ...
- 6.2.7 Cats Tour Dates
- as posted by Keith Bauer (firstname.lastname@example.org):...
- 6.2.8 The Phantom Appreciation Society
- The Phantom Appreciation Society in the UK has 250 ...
- 6.3 Stephen Sondheim: Shows To Date
- 184.108.40.206 LYRICS AND MUSIC
- Broadway musicals unless otherwise indicated. Each title is followed ...
- 220.127.116.11 LYRICS ONLY
- Composer listed first, then librettist....
- 6.3.2 Stephen Sondheim: Current Projects
- PASSION (1994; James Lapine)...
- 6.3.3 Stephen Sondheim: Recordings, Awards, Additional Info.
- (OC = original cast)...
- 18.104.22.168 Shows (as composer and lyricist)
- 22.214.171.124 Revues, Concerts, etc.
- SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE (1973; tribute concert), RCA ...
- 126.96.36.199 The Stephen Sondheim Society
- The Stephen Sondheim Society, based in Britain, was formed ...
- 188.8.131.52 The Sondheim Review
- The Sondheim Review is a quarterly journal devoted to Sondheim'...
- 7.1 Musical: Chess versions/recordings [ELN]
- 7.2 Musical: Jekyll And Hyde [RC]
- The show began as a concept album (on the BMG label), really a ...
- 7.3 Musical: Carrie [AK]
- [Most of the following information comes from Ken Mandelbaum'...
- 8. Theatre Performers On Record And Video
- 8.1 Theatre Performers: Michael Ball [RS]
- 8.2 Theatre Performers: Sarah Brightman [SP]
- 8.3 Theatre Performers: Michael Crawford [SP]
- 8.4 Theatre Performers: Frances Ruffelle [SP]
- 8.5 Theatre Performers: Lea Salonga [compiled by SP]
- 8.5.1 Is that really Lea Salonga posting to the Internet?
- Yes, ManangL@aol.com is indeed Lea Salonga. Please don't ...
- 8.7 Theatre Performers: Julie Andrews [HG]
- 8.8 Theatre Performers: Anthony Warlow [LW]
- 9.1 How do I Find Out What's Playing In Theatres?
- Check out Joseph Geigel's
- 9.2.1 Buying Regular-Priced Theatres Tickets: In Person Purchases
- Many people prefer buying tickets in person at the box office: ...
- 9.2.2 Buying Regular-Priced Tickets: Telecharge/Ticketmaster
- TELECHARGE sells tickets to shows playing at Shubert and ...
- 9.2.3 Buying Regular-Priced Theatres Tickets: Mail Order
- In this age of instant gratification, people often overlook ...
- 9.2.4 Buying Regular-Priced Theatres Tickets: Cancellation Lines
- Cancellation lines sprout when a show reaches sellout status. ...
- 9.3.1 Discount Theatre Tickets: TKTS (Officially: New York City on Stage) [MB/AK]
- These are the well-known
- 9.3.2 Discount Theatre Tickets: Bloomingdales [MB]
- Bloomingdales has a Ticketmaster outlet on the third floor by ...
- 9.3.3 Discount Theatre Tickets: Standing Room
- A sellout show does have a potential silver lining: the theatre ...
- 9.3.4 Discount Theatre Tickets: Twofers
- 9.3.5 Discount Theatre Tickets: Student Tickets
- Some Broadway shows sell student tickets; often these shows have ...
- 9.4 Premium-priced Theatre Tickets
- These are only options that the most wealthy or fanatical would use....
- 9.4.1 The Actor's Fund of America
- Broadway producers assign a few seats to every performance to ...
- 9.4.2 Scalpers
- You can sometimes find these people loitering around the front of ...
- 9.4.2 Brokers
- These are essentially legalized scalpers and typically, as in ...
- 9.6 Size of Broadway Theatres and Floor Plans [AK/DF/DP]
- Theatre total orchestra ...
- 10.1 London Venues Information
- [DF,comments: email@example.com....
- 10.1.1 London Venues Information: The West End
- The West End corresponds closely to Broadway; it is the home of big,...
- 10.1.2 London Venues Information: The RSC And The RNT
- The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Royal National ...
- 10.1.3 London Venues Information: The Fringe
- The term The Fringe covers all the other theatres in and around London....
- 10.2 London Venues Information: How To Find Out What'S Playing
- I maintain another document, The London Stage Gazette, which ...
- 10.3 London Venues Information: How To Get Tickets
- If you are planning in advance, the easiest way to get tickets is ...